(WLUK) -- The future of the proposed village of Greenleaf will be decided at the polls next month.
Last year, a state board approved the incorporation of part of the town of Wrightstown into the village of Greenleaf in Brown County. This proposal incorporates about 320 acres of the town into the village, centered around the State 57 and State 96 roundabout. The remaining 32.3 square miles remains as the town of Wrightstown.
Voters in the core of Greenleaf will vote Yes or No on an incorporation referendum Tuesday, June 20.
“Becoming a village, we can better manage our municipality. We can protect our borders, our tax and revenue base from annexation, and preserve the community's identity and heritage,” said Stephanie Owen, petitioner for incorporation. “The decision is up to the citizens in the core area of Greenleaf. Do you want to manage your community’s destiny, or do you want someone else to? If you want control and protection, then incorporation is the answer.”
Owen says the transition to a village would be seamless and transparent. Residents of the future village of Greenleaf would receive the same services from law enforcement, fire protection, school, water, sewer, garbage, recycling and snowplowing that they currently receive.
Before it goes to a vote, there will be two meetings for residents to learn about the proposal:
Individuals also can contact Donna Martzahl, Town of Wrightstown Clerk at (920)532-0607, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stephanie Owen, petitioner for incorporation, at (920) 309-1483, email@example.com.